BECCA Halcyon Days Collection for Summer 2011…

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 13 - 2011

… get in my basket.  Well, maybe not ‘cos I’m pretty skint this month but I am genuinely having a hard time trying to decide what to get.  I’m not sold on the palette (pretty though it is) but I am a-hankering after either the beach tint in Guava or those powder blushes….

If you’ve got a spare 15 minutes, make yourself a cup of tea and have a look as the MUA runs us through the products in the collection courtesy of Zuneta’s great video.

Talking of BECCA, I currently can’t get enough of the BECCA Creme Blush in Hyacinth I bought earlier this year. It gives a fresh, dewy finish with a powder-dry formula once set.  Effortless “finger makeup” as I like to call it.  Boy am I getting lazy in my old age or what?

I suggest you check out Makeup4all for some great product shots from the new collection and ModestyBrown who has an awesome interview with BECCA’s founder Rebecca Morrice Williams.

Have you got your sights set on any new collections at the moment?  Spill the beans!


20% off at Zuneta!

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 25 - 2010

Right through till midnight Sunday you can take 20% off your Zuneta order using discount code: WEEKEND

Click the image to go to the Zuneta website!

Yoo Hoo! I’m over here!

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 30 - 2010

I’m guest blogging over on Zuneta again today!

I get to grips with a bit o’ Rouge Bunny Rouge and characteristically fall in love with the cult brand, but it’s not ALL plain sailing…

Head on over there and don’t forget to leave a comment, I wanna know your tips for sharpening those babies! (not babies babies… um… oh, you’ll see what I mean if you go have a read!)

Guest blogging at Zuneta

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 23 - 2010

The word on the mean streets of Southampton is that I’m guest blogging over on Zuneta today!

Fancy a bit of makeup nostalgia from your teens oh 90s children?

http://www.zuneta.com/blog/?p=1634

Head on over there and don’t forget to leave a comment, I wanna know if you were a coffee shimmer cool chick or a heather shimmer honey!

Edward Bess at Zuneta – The Launch

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 28 - 2010

With the new Edward Bess range firmly settled into it’s new UK home at Zuneta, I thought it was time to bring you some product shots from the launch I attended a few weeks ago.

A busy swatch table at the launch.  Makeup, check.  Cameras, check.  Tissues, check.

Edward Bess Blush Imperiale (£36) – L,R – Soft Orchid, Desert Bloom, Moroccan Rose

Edward Bess Blush Imperiale swatches – L,R – Soft Orchid, Desert Bloom, Moroccan Rose

Edward Bess Eyeshadow Trios (£44) – L,R – Island Escape, Soft Smoke

Edward Bess Lip Wardrobe (£310)

Edward Bess Compact Rouge (£30) L,R – After Sunset, Love Affair, Island Rose.

The Compact Rouge pots are something rather special… smooth, silky and pigmented.  My heart has been stolen by more products than I can afford.  To be blunt, this is an expensive range.  For me, it’s an aspirational range.  The packaging is plain but sleek with quality casings… some will admire it’s simplicity, others may regard it as lacking in personality.

Edward Bess Midnight Sun Set (£136)

Before seeing the products in person, I was particularly keen to check out the Daydream bronzer and it didn’t disappoint.  Soft, creamy and natural – even on my pink hard-to-please skintone.

Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow (£22) – L,R – Intimate, Escape, Dusk, Mystery.

I was surprised by how much I fell in love with the Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow in Intimate.  I don’t do greens… but this khaki is something quite special.  Texture wise, I slightly favour the Rouge Bunny Rouge formula which blows me away… but I’m smitten by Intimate and Dusk and am in the process of working out how many excuses I can invent to part with the £44 needed to purchase.

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I will definitely be purchasing the Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow in Intimate.  I aspire to own the Daydream bronzer… but not until I finish the equally lovely Guerlain Teracotta Light Sheer Bronzer in Blondes.  I will also spend the next few months lusting after a compact rouge… but knowing that I would only use it as a cream blusher, I know that I can spend less and fall in love with other cream blushers to the same degree.

This is a line for women who want to enhance with quality cosmetics.  Subtle enhancement with luxury products is (for me) the epitome of what I want to see in my makeup bag.  If you’re looking for a compact collection of beautiful products to achieve subtle but effective enhancements, Edward Bess is worth exploring further.

Edward Bess to launch at Zuneta (plus an exciting competition!)

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 5 - 2010

July is an exciting month on Zuneta.  Mark the date in your diaries ladies, for the 12th July will see the launch of U.S. brand Edward Bess.

I have been lemming the Daydream Bronzer (apparently a great choice for pale skins) for longer than I care to think about and Zuneta, in their endless quest to fill the voids in our makeup-loving hearts have their finger’s well and truly on the pulse with this latest import.

As if that weren’t enough…

Zuneta are inviting 5 lucky customers to attend the press launch in London on the 14th July!

Click here for more details on how to win this great opporunity to be one of the first to see the full line up and meet the man himself!

Guest Review – The Balm to the Rescue

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 25 - 2010

Big thanks to the lovely Shifa from Get Gawjus for guest reviewing this for me, go check the lovely lady out!

I am probably the best guinea pig to test Lip Balms on, as even besides exam stress I have this annoying habit of constantly biting my lip – Yikes!  But for some reason they do seem to recover somehow depending on which Lip Balm I use.

Here we have a super cute Balm ‘to the rescue’ which also happens to be a vegan lip treatment.  It contains some interesting ingredients such as Jojoba, Shea Butter,  Castor Seed Oil, Cocoa, Olive Oil and Peppermint Oil.
Hence it does smell of peppermint but only on a sniff!  Nothing strong as such.

Another unusual thing I found with this is due to some contents, maybe Castor Oil, it does freeze at slightly lower temperature and becomes rock solid enough to be able to scrape product out of it.  Also on a ‘hot’ London day I dipped my finger into it and it was literally  of an oil-like consistency.

So you have to be careful with storing this and keep it away from extreme climates.  I haven’t noticed such changes in consistency with other drugstore lip products like Carmex and Vaseline though.

Coming to the moisturizing effect, to me it delivers almost nothing!  It is just as ordinary as any other lip balm in the market.  It does not mend my lips like the Body Shop Lip Butter used to in a couple of hours.  It sinks in unlike just sitting on the lips like Vaseline.  The effect disappears within a few hours but it does leave me with soft and supple lips.
The packaging is a winner all the way.  A huge compact with a full sized mirror is quite refreshing for a lip balm.  I love to carry this with me and apply it throughout the day as I don’t tend to wear any other lip products.

Overall, I don’t hate the product but haven’t developed a profound love for it either.  I would not recommend it to those with extremely dry, flaky lips as it won’t mend them as well.  But I can definitely see this work with those with normal-dry lips or if you don’t mind splurging on high end lip products.

You can get this for £10 from Zuneta and all net proceeds from this product are donated to Pug Rescue, so this is a great cause you will indulge in but I can’t guarantee if it will ‘rescue’ your lips for sure.

It’s my last Zuneta post!

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 23 - 2010

…for at least a little while.

I need a holiday, what say you?  Come and see me in the tropics!

Click the logo and come chat!

This morning’s post is over on Zuneta!

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 16 - 2010

I got sent some Rouge Bunny Rouge goodies to try and I attempt a monochromatic FOTD with them!

Click the logo to go read the post and comment (if you can be bothered, it is Sunday after all!)

I’m back for a second round at Zuneta!

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 9 - 2010

This week I’m talking about Colour Theory…

I actually have no idea what I’m talking about… click the Zuneta logo to go see if I got it right or made myself look like a dumbass.

Yoohoo! – Over on Zuneta *beckons you*

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 11 - 2010

I’m chatting about the rise and fall of nail polish today!

If you give a stuff, come and check me out!

Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday x

Zuneta has stolen today’s post (again)!

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 4 - 2010

Well… not really, but for the second Sunday in a row, you can find my post over at online beauty boutique Zuneta.

Today I’m talking about Japanese beauty brand Paul & Joe.

I’d be mighty grateful if you stopped by to have a read of my ramblings, there’s an Easter Egg in it for you!*

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*unfortunately, I’ve actually eaten the Easter Egg… but I know you’ll be pleased to hear that it was very nice.

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